Lower leg flexion

Level: 1 2 3

Shin, Hips

Basic movements:

Flexion, Plank

Starting position:

Ground facing the anchor point

Strap length:

Mid-calf length

Functional classification:



Lying on your back, arms out diagonally with palms up. Feet in straps, above body level, offset behind the anchor point.
Lift your pelvis;
Do a shin bend, knee angle 90 degrees, feet under the anchor point.
Strong active plank.
Pay attention to the position of the feet at the peak point.

Recommended load:


Benefits of exercise

The flexion of the lower leg of the 1st level on the FISIO functional hinges is performed with the foot offset beyond the attachment point. 

This is a very good strength exercise aimed at strengthening the back of the legs. The target muscles are the posterior surface of the thigh, the muscles of the shin, and the buttocks. These muscles are of key importance in everyday life and are responsible for the vertical position of the body, gait and balance.

Performing the exercise on an unstable support, which is created by functional loops, allows you to increase the load on the target muscle groups, which makes it very effective. When performing the exercise, the hands are on the floor in order to maintain a more stable body position, the force vector is shifted beyond the attachment point, which allows you to better concentrate on the technique of performing the exercise, reduce complexity and feel the tension in the leg muscles.

This exercise can be performed not only by advanced athletes, but also by people with an initial level of physical fitness